Friday, 7 August 2015

Baby Ebay Finds

Recently i have noticed a high rise in the number of "shops" selling items for much much more than they can be found elsewhere . I am all for shopping local and small business when it comes to handmade quality items but All the popular items i see are things which can be found on Ebay, all for less than £5! Yes they come from China but if you are prepared to wait a couple of weeks for delivery then they are all bargains.

I have bought a few items from China via ebay and have never waited more than 2 weeks, i actually received items about 4 days after ordering a few months back, something you can struggle to get from a Uk seller.

So i thought i would give you all a few links to some of these popular items so you can all save some pennies to!

Would you order from Ebay, or have you already done so? Let me know!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Getting Crafty

In times of stress I get crafty and lets just say Blaire's nursery is looking good for it! Is it just me who does things like this when stressed? My most recent effort is this Rainbow melt canvas, created using crayons and a hairdryer. Pinterest has a lot to answer for, this is where many of my ideas stem from.

It is super easy to do and below are the steps and equipment I used. All in I would say this cost around £5 to make (Crayola crayons are £1.25 in Tesco right now)


  • White Canvas (I got mine from the pound shop)
  • 3 Packets of Crayons
  • Super glue
  • Plastic bag/Newspaper (melting the wax gets messy)
  • And a good old trusty hair dryer

  • I started by glueing the crayons to the canvas, I used 3 of each of my selected colours. (Apart from the purple I used 4 as I miss judged the size) Once done it should like the above picture. Leave the glue to set for a few minutes.
  • Lay your plastic bags or newspaper on the floor (this really is needed, I had no idea how much the wax would shoot of the canvas once melted!) 
  • Now comes the fun messy part! Go to town with your hairdryer on a medium setting. I started by melting each colour at a time the once they started running I ran the hairdryer back and forward along them all to mix some colours together.
  • Keep going until you have the desired effect.
  • The wax drys almost instantly once you turn the hairdryer off

Voila, you are left with an awesome piece of art work to hang on the nursery wall! 

Has anyone else made their own decorations for their little ones room? Let me know if you try this, I am off to pin my evening away once more in the search for my next project!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Review: Amber Vs Teething

Anyone with a teething child will know they will try anything to help the little ones through the pain, and to try keep you sane! On my hunt for teething remedies I came across a lot of people talking about Baltic Amber bracelets. Needless to say I was intrigued so I ordered one from Amber Anklets.

Here is a bit of an explanation from the packaging of the bracelet;

Baltic Amber has been treasured for centuries as a teething aid in Eastern Europe. The Amber itself is a resin that is formed from resis producing trees in the Baltic region. the Amber is a natural anti inflammatory and when worn against the skin can help to greatly reduce any ailments relating to inflammation, thus making it the perfect teething remedy.
Baltic Amber can help to reduce a number of things, irritability, drooling, red cheeks and swollen gums. due to its anti inflammatory nature it can also help to calm skin conditions such as eczema.

When Blaire was showing signs of teething it was hellish, we no longer had our happy little baby. she was super rosy cheeked, drooling all over the place and would sit and make a growling noise all day long (this was the worst)
When it arrived in the post I was skeptical, surely this is just plastic and won't make any difference, nonetheless I popped the bracelet on her ankle and the next day, I kid you not she was like a different baby! No more growling and much less drooling, hallelujah!! 

When Blaire has it on I never leave her unattended, I always pop some socks on her provided it is cool enough to help keep it on her ankle as now she has found it she like to pull on it and has stretched it! 

I must admit I am now a believer in the Amber helping, we have no teeth cutting through just yet so that will be a big test for it, however for the moment it has greatly reduced her symptoms. and as a mum I can't really ask for more than that.

What are your experiences with these bracelets?

Are you a fan of the Baltic Amber or do you think it is all a boohockey? (Love a friends quote)

All items were purchased with my own money

Friday, 26 June 2015

Stokke Tripp Trapp Dupe

After MANY hours of trawling through the Internet looking for an alternative to the Stokke Tripp Trapp I stumbled across this. We couldn't justify spending all that money on the Stokke, especially with my Statutory Maternity Pay looming this month.

I found this via Amazon sold by a company called Bonjeur Bebe. With a price point at £54.99 what was not to love, and the choice of 3 colours! A few days after ordering it arrived and I was pleasantly surprised. It took me about half an hour to build it (I am sure all you out there can do it faster, but my sausage fingers hate Allen keys)

I must say the chair itself is extremely sturdy and sits at the perfect height for the dinner table, it also comes with a detachable tray if feeding baby away from said table. It also comes with 2 seat cushions included in the price. And like the Tripp Trapp it grows with baby, always a bonus in my opinion!

The only negative I will say about this is the wood scratches very easily as it is not sealed or varnished, but I can live with this for the price!

And as you can see my little B is pretty happy with the new purchase!

Are you looking for a high chair?  If so which one did you go for?

Monday, 18 May 2015

Be proud of your Mum Tum

As a new mum i found there is alot of pressure around loosing your "mum tum" and returning to pre baby size. 

Now i don't know about everyone else but i was far too busy with a newborn to be concerned about my weight. Sleep deprived and coping with a colicy baby i would eat whatever i could get my hands on to give me energy. 
During my pregnancy i put on 2 stone, immediately after birth i had lost a stone. Leaving me with 1 stone to shift, which to this day i still have.

My go to wardrobe for the past few months has been black skinny jeans and baggy tees. Last weekend i was going out for lunch and was feeling good. I decided to wear a midi dress, meaning no hiding the tummy.

I have decided I shouldn't be ashamed of my mum tum, i carried a child for 9 months in there and since have been raising my daughter and having fun. Any spare time i have is spent tidying the house or sleeping! 

The weight will shift eventually and i am ok with that. If people make remarks, then that is their issue not mine!

Has anybody else felt the pressure to shed that mum tum? 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Oreo Truffles

Hi everyone, tonight I thought I would share with you my recipe for these amazing truffles. They are super quick to make using only 3 (yes 3) ingredients and taste amazing!


  • 2 tubs of soft cheese
  • 2 packets of Oreos
  • 3 bars or milk chocolate


  • 2 sandwhich bags
  • Kitchen mallet,rolling pin or glass bottle
  • 2 bowls
  • Grease proof paper


  • Place the biscuits into a sandwhich bag, (i find a packet per bag works best) and using a kitchen mallet or glass bottle smash up the biscuits
  • Place the biscuits crumbs into a large bowl and mix in the soft cheese
  • Once combined take a spoonful of the mixture and roll into a ball, place these onto some grease proof paper until needed again.
  • Next up is the chocolate, break up into chunks and place in a microwaveable bowl
  • Pop into the microwave and melt at 30 seconds intervals until fully melted
  • Now the fun part, cover all the Oreo balls with the melted chocolate and place in the fridge
  • Leave them to set in the fridge and voilĂ ! 

See easy peasy to make but trust me they are out of this world! 

Let me know if you make any by tagging me in your pictures! 

Until next time guys

Eilidh x

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Creme Egg Cheesecake

With the Easter holidays starting tomorrow i thought i would pop up this really simple but extremely tasty cheesecake recipe.

I made this the other night and i swear it is one of the lightest fluffiest things ever!



  • Chocolate Digestives 300g
  • 150g Unsalted Butter (melted)

  • 600ml double cream
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 3 bags of mini Creme Eggs (unwrapped and chopped)
  • 560g cream cheese

  • 1 bar white chocolate 
  • 1 bar milk chocolate
  • Yellow food colouring

How to

  • Bash the digestives until small crumbs and then mix with the melted butter.
  • Once combined line the base of your cake tin, ensuring its all nice and compact. Place in the fridge until later.
  • In a large bowl beat together the cream and icing sugar until thickened up enough to form small peaks
  • Now fold in the cream cheese and chopped up creme eggs
  • Cover the biscuit base with your mixture ensuring its nice and even and place back in the fridge.
  • I left it to chill for a couple of hours before taking out to decorate.
  • When ready to decorate melt the milk and white chocolate in the microwave, once melted drizzle over the cheesecake. Take some of the white chocolate and add the yellow food colouring, again drizzle over. (This step gives the cheesecake a tie in with the creme egg)
  • Finally chop up a few creme eggs and place on top.


One super tasty cheesecake to share with the family this easter weekend!

Let me know if you give this a try.